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by movieman1957
May 7th, 2007, 9:25 am
Forum: Classic Film Art
Topic: Pencil Art
Replies: 146
Views: 84012

Danny:

Another great piece of art. Thanks so much for sharing these with us.
by movieman1957
May 7th, 2007, 9:21 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: Stars in My Crown
Replies: 3
Views: 1650

Re: Stars in My Crown

Joel McCrea, like Randolph Scott (cue chorus) is one of the most underappreciated actors of his generation. Their careers seem to run parallel in a fashion. They started out doing regular pictures, dramas, comedies and end up almost exclusively in westerns. McCrea is wonderful in "Palm Beach Story"...
by movieman1957
May 7th, 2007, 9:15 am
Forum: Westerns
Topic: JACK ELAM: A TRUE SIDEKICK AND FUNNY GUY
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

If you know Elam from his early western roles and how nasty he was, i.e. "Rawhide", "The Man From Laramie", his turn in "Sheriff" is all the more and amazing for how funny he was in that role.

Even had his own TV show late in life.
by movieman1957
May 5th, 2007, 11:12 am
Forum: Comedies
Topic: Cast Your Vote for Your Favorite Screwball Comedy
Replies: 30
Views: 8638

Mike:

I think "Hail The Conquering Hero" qualifies. In fact if it has Sturges' finger prints on it it should qualify.
by movieman1957
May 4th, 2007, 8:26 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: TV Themes
Replies: 55
Views: 11142

Lynn:

One of my favorite bits of the Smothers Brothers was the responsibility of the folk singer to "take it" when it is thrown his way. The idea of a musician saying no is too funny. What added to their act was the fact that they harmonize so wonderfully and are decent musicians.
by movieman1957
May 4th, 2007, 4:05 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: TV Themes
Replies: 55
Views: 11142

The Smothers Brothers had a show before their variety show? I don't remember the song but the lyrics point only to them.

(There are Pumas in the cravices!)
by movieman1957
May 4th, 2007, 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GOP DEBATE
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

[quote="pktrekgirl" the holding of people indefinitely without charges or access to legal counsel or the press, etc). [/quote] They're not American citizens and are not subject to the provisions of the Constitution. They are more "prisoners of war". (Though true soldiers they are not and probably wo...
by movieman1957
May 4th, 2007, 8:33 am
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: TV Themes
Replies: 55
Views: 11142

klondike wrote:Ahh, but can any other theme match that of The Jackie Gleason Show, for pure force of summoning a mood?
Gleason had a wonderful orchestra. My mother had some of his albums. They were full of wonderfully lush, romantic and beautiful arrangements.
by movieman1957
May 4th, 2007, 8:29 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barack O " Bama
Replies: 25
Views: 4714

And, of course, since Perry is looking at his national propects, he hasn't affected much change, either. A property tax mess, educational chaos, wasted tax dollars, misappropriated funds, unorganized immigrant issues, and unfunded mandates. Unfortunately, it sounds as if he'll fit well in Washington.
by movieman1957
May 4th, 2007, 8:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: GOP DEBATE
Replies: 8
Views: 1722

No. I couldn't watch it anymore than I could the Democrats having their "lovefest" last week.
by movieman1957
May 4th, 2007, 8:23 am
Forum: Dramas
Topic: How Green Was My Valley
Replies: 25
Views: 7094

This is a film I love. Primarily I enjoy it for Donald Crisp's performance. He rules with an iron fist and a warm heart. The family structure precedes what will follow in the Cavalry pictures. My favorite scene (at least one of them) is when after Crisp has the blow up with his sons the only one lef...
by movieman1957
May 3rd, 2007, 3:41 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: TV Themes
Replies: 55
Views: 11142

"The Rockford Files" is my favorite theme. Mike Post my be the best TV composer.

Also thought "The Equalizer" had a pretty cool theme.
by movieman1957
May 3rd, 2007, 1:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Barack O " Bama
Replies: 25
Views: 4714

Ken: You're talking two different parties. Democrats aren't going to vote for Powell for the reasons you note. Republicans aren't going to vote for O'Bama because he's liberal and relatively inexperienced. I don't think either party is going to throw somebody out there that will draw a big enough po...
by movieman1957
May 3rd, 2007, 12:43 pm
Forum: Westerns
Topic: FORT APACHE
Replies: 69
Views: 49246

The scene where the singers come around to sing to Maureen O'Hara is just lovely. The look on her face, thinking Wayne ordered it, is so warm. Wayne, looking embarassed because he didn't, is just as good. I even like the relationship between O'Hara and McLaglen is wonderful in its bizarre way.
by movieman1957
May 2nd, 2007, 11:16 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: A Military Coup ?
Replies: 14
Views: 2627

ken123 wrote: Then there is also November 23, 1963. Anoth Coup ? :cry:
If it was it must have been one of the most miserable failures. I think if you want to go that far then shouldn't there have been a lot more things happen that day.